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Pure Gold

by Ex Norwegian

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1.
It's A Game 03:17
The clown came down to meet me With a smile upon his face He fired his starting pistol And began the human race There were faces all around me They were running everywhere But everywhere is nowhere And nowhere isn't there It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Just a game for lovers and fools There's snakes upon your ladder And there's dice upon your skirt There's lipstick on my collar And there's sweat upon my shirt The neighbors will start talking But you know that I don't care For the neighbors they are nowhere And nowhere isn't there It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules Just a game! It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing Just a game for lovers and fools
2.
I’m all alone again, again I’m sitting here Looks like you’ve gone again it’s more than I can bare Is it asking too much of you baby? Is it too much for you to be near You say you love You say you need me So why aren’t you here? I’m going crazy and you don’t really care I picture all the things and still life isn’t fair Is it asking too much of you baby Is it too much for you to be near You say you love You say you need me So why aren’t you here? You were so good before, before you went away You can at least come back and please me for a day Is it asking too much of you baby Is it too much for you to be here You say you love You say you need me So why aren’t you here?
3.
Beeside 03:40
Busy bee Buzzing all around Whats the hurry? There's surely something wrong I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright… Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light But you see busy bee It's all for love People pick them You lift them off of love I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright… 'Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light Lalalalala She was a virgin, a humble virgin She knew of no sin Her eyes as bright as the stars without light She spent all the night I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright… 'Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light Lalalalala She was a virgin, a humble virgin She knew of no sin Her eyes as bright as the stars without light...
4.
Cyclone 02:47
Hold tight cyclone Found love in the music but lost in the overtones Sweat on the brow, blood on the lips, love for the money And gold at the fingertips...at the fingertips Hold tight cyclone A fool to continue but love keeps me holding on And it feels good real slow I love you to hurt but pain makes me let you go Makes me let you go I wait for the day to burn into night And then I wait for dawn And I open my eyes when it gets bright And know I must be home I know I must be home I know I must be home Hold tight cyclone Found love in the music but lost in the overtones Sweat on the brow, blood on the lips, love for the money And gold at the fingertips...at the fingertips Cyclone - lost in the overtones Cyclone - lost in the overtones
5.
Never stood by Ben E, King but I heard him on Spotify Didn’t really mean, mean anything When I heard it on the drive To downtown with the clowns Goodness gracious where did time go I don’t care when you started I don’t see what you see Stitching sweaters with the King I’m talking ‘bout Carolyn It could be famous or it could be anything I listen to everything Standing solo on the side Goodness gracious where did time go I don’t care when you started I don’t see what you see Going big or going thin The authors of America Seem to waste their brains on a bin But it’s all cause your Spotified
6.
Other Half 02:14
Never knows what it feels like till you break Never knows when it’s working I’ve seen a lot of the same reaction People get me worried Call it fear of knowing What can I do to make you understand What do you need be whole I don’t regret but I do forget When in the zone Still my favorite hour Let me hear your song Just one more year You’ll be who you wanna be You won’t even know it when it’s over Remember how it felt so wrong Being without the other Half Other half Other half Don’t be so undecided You’re free to fly at last
7.
What good is butter if you haven't got bread? What good is art when it hurts your head? Might as well be in bed Keep under cover 'til the battle has ceased Keep out of trouble 'til the prisoners are released What good's a puzzle when you haven't a clue? What good is me when I'm not with you? Might as well stay in bed Keep under cover 'til the clouds disappear Keep out of trouble 'til the weather is bright and clear Love, I'm going to pick you up I'm going to take you out in the morning I don't know what I'm going to do But I know what I've been going through Without you by my side Without you by my side What good is tennis when there isn't a ball? What good's a curtain without a call? Might as well be in bed Keep under cover 'til the battle has ceased Keep out of trouble 'til the prisoners are released Love, I'm going to pick you up I'm going to take you out in the afternoon I don't know what I'm going to do But I know what I've been going through Without you by my side Without you by my side
8.
Pure Gold 03:31
Walk another mile to see you in the evening When we’re back at home it’s you who sees me beaming You could be all of mine for tonight or Anytime, all the time Everything you say is fine Look into the sunshine Everything you do is right You know its all pure gold Everything you do is fine You know you could be sunshine Everything you do is grand You know its all pure gold Pouring out of my soul Every drop is a waterfall When you know what to say Take that thought and try to walk away, far away Everything you say is fine Look into the sunshine Everything you do is right You know its all pure gold Everything you do is fine You know you could be sunshine Everything you do is grand You know its all pure gold
9.
I have been playing the long shots Been betting against the odds Every nickel of my stakes gone Told to close my case and move on Told to close my case and move on In a hat you wore a red rose At the back not on the front though So you'd remember till it hurt so In a hat she wore a red rose In a hat she wore a red rose I was given some advice I didn't outta think twice Yet that was my advice Didn't ought think twice Didn't ought think twice Traveling on a dead road Carrying such a heavy load Every nickel of my stakes gone Told to close my case and move on And told to close my case and move on I was told I'd be ok If I went to Bombay I didn't go there anyway Wonder what goes on in Bombay Wonder what goes on in Bombay In a hat she wore a red rose At the back not on the front though So you'd remember till it hurt so In a hat she wore a red rose In a hat she wore a red rose Traveling on a dead road Carrying such a heavy load Every nickel of my stakes gone Told to close my case and move on And told to close my case and move on
10.
Shadow Ships 03:36
High or low There’s no place to go Hello emptiness to be Take my hand And join the nowhere land We all know There comes a time of day When we must both face the news Take my hand We fight or we’re dammed, uh huh I can set your soul on fire Do every thing your heart desire Pick it up on time Remember nothing hurts this heart of mine Heart of mine High or low The only way to go Hello darkness my old friend Take my hand And let us hit the land, uh huh I can set your love on fire Do every thing your heart desire Shake it up on time Remember nothing hurts this heart of mine Heart of mine Heart of mine Heart of mine
11.
Please, tell me your plans No, don't tell me your plans 'cause I'll just get in your way I'll, I'll go for the ride Yes, I'll go for the ride but I won't say anything I didn't mean to be a soliloquy And you know I just want answers Just want some answers Concerning my life That's in your hands, sir Please, give me some news Come on give me some clues and I'll keep my trust in you Don't treat me this way if you want me to stay or I'll just go runaway I'll go running back to L.A. someday And I'll write you a letter, a nasty letter, someday, someday Please, tell me your plans No, don't tell me your plans 'cause I'll just get in your way And I'll grow old by the fire, thinking how much you were a liar I'm gonna go away, go away Yes, go away (Go away) Right, go away Yeah, I go away Yeah, I go away Yeah, I go away (Go away) Yeah, you go away Yeah, go away Yeah, I go away Yeah, I go away (Go away) I just go away

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Since Roger almost died on us and has tons of hospital bills we are releasing the album ourselves to help with the costs! We're also offering some serious bundles for those who wish to help out a little more. We thank all of you very much!!!

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released December 11, 2015

Produced by Roger Houdaille (who is not dead yet)
Mixed by Zach Ziskin
Recorded during our free time at EJC Studios (Miami, FL) Reseda Ranch (Reseda, CA) and Dippy Studios (Miami Beach, FL)
Main engineer and co-producer: Emmanuel Canete

Musicians:
Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion: Roger Houdaille
Vocals, Percussion: Michelle Grand
Vocals, Bass, Moog, Percussion: Giuseppe Rodriguez
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion: Lucas Queiroz
Drums, Slide Guitar: Fernando Perdomo
Guest organ: Chris Price

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Emmanuel & Jen Canete
John Schroeder
Ida Lang
Nicoletta Mazzesi
Adriana Viana
Brian Kurtz
Rodolfo Troncoso
Zach Ziskin
Fernando Perdomo
Chris Price
Keith Jones
Michael Layne Heath
our friends and families

Album Dedicated to Doug Burris

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